Mark Bublitz, son of Mark and Jill Bublitz, Brainerd, Matthew Logering, son of Dean and Toni Logering, Merrifield, Matthew Schmitz, son of Peter and Gudrun Schmitz, John C. Benson, son of Charles and Mary Benson, and Luke Furda, son of James and Julie Furda, all of Brainerd, have graduated from St. John's University. Bublitz received a bachelor of arts degree in German and management, Logering received a bachelor of arts degree in individualized management, Schmitz received a bachelor of arts degree in biology, Benson received a bachelor of arts degree in peace studies, magna cum laude, and Furda received a bachelor of arts in English.
Nathan Merrill and Sara Jacobs, Baxter, a boy, Lucas Paul Alan Merrill, 9 pounds, 1 ounce, May 14, 2007. Grandparents are Laurie Ramsdell, Baxter, Paul Jacobs, Little Falls, and Sandra Merrill, Cloquet, and Robert Merrill, Cloquet.
"People here understand what evil can do. And President Bush has fought evil."
This was Brainerd
JUNE 11 - 80 years ago (1927) - Special motion picture of Lindbergh's hop-off to Paris is showing at the Lyceum tonight and Sunday. Also arrival at Paris and Little Falls celebration.
Many trucks but no fire
If there's a fire, don't call the Lickity Split Fire Department. Not that the department couldn't get there on time or want to help with extinguishing a fire, but they're there to get the ice cream, laughed Rick Beyer of Pequot Lakes, who owns the truck with Carl Bullen.
One-time foreign exchange student finds permanency
Jolanta Nowicki initially came to the United States from Lithuania as part of a cultural exchange program for what was supposed to be a nine-month stint in 1998.
Drowning victim near Outing identified
WALKER - The name of the 25-year-old Mankato man who apparently drowned Friday in Roosevelt Lake near Outing was identified as Brandon D. Lohmann, Cass County authorities said.
Jammin' at Stamman
Paul Wilson of Deerwood played the fiddle at the Nordic jam during the Nisswa-Stamman performances Saturday in the Nisswa Pioneer Village. Wilson, a Stamman organizer and founder, plays Scandinavian folk music and dances with his wife, Mary Abendroth throughout the Midwest. Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls
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Edna M. 'Eddy' Hamren
Edna M 'Eddy' Hamren, 72, Brainerd, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village. Arrangements are with the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Marlin Burton Wharton
AITKIN - Marlin Burton Wharton, 70, of Aitkin died Friday, June 8, 2007, at St. Cloud Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2007, at Westside Church, Aitkin.
Thomas Daryl Holmquist
GARRISON - Thomas Daryl Holmquist, age 49, of Garrison died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at his home. He was born on Oct. 9, 1957, in Wayzata, Minn., to Ronald and Lois (Johnson) Holmquist.
The author of the ridiculous rant "Nixon, Eisenhower had timetables" on June 5 misses a few very important facts (like most liberals do). Nixon and Eisenhower were negotiating ending conflicts with countries. We are not fighting a country! We are engaged in a battle with an enemy that will stop at nothing to destroy our way of life. They believe the way to immortality is to kill us.
GUEST COLUMN: Vaccines critically important for kids
The Crow Wing County Health Department welcomes attention and interest on vaccine safety. The public should expect safe vaccines, and the public is entitled to safe vaccines. The health department recognizes that vaccine safety is of concern to parents and others.
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Men's MS1 softball
2007 Minnesota High School Track and Field Meet results
The Minnesota state high school track and field meet
Thunder suffer sixth-straight loss
David Wilson, Xavier Scruggs, Derek Hinke and Jared McDonald each had two hits as the Brainerd Blue Thunder lost their sixth-straight game, 11-2, to the Alexandria Beetles Saturday night at Mills Field.
Bees win a pair over weekend
The Brainerd Bees won a pair of Lakewood League amateur baseball games over the weekend.
Barnes' jump ties BHS record
ST. PAUL - Ryan Barnes' smile said it all.
Anderson, Peterson win pro titles
More than 150 inline skaters turned out for the seventh annual Baxterinline Marathon on Saturday.
Knebel hurdles to 300-meter third place
ST. PAUL - Instead of focusing too much on the 300-meter hurdle finals, Pillager's John Knebel thought of his 4x400 relay teammates.
Records smashed in Sour Grapes event
Three of four course records were smashed in Saturday's Sour Grapes Half and Half Marathon at Northland Arboretum.
Rocheleau home run boosts Harding Dinosaurs
HARDING - Dan Rocheleau hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Harding scored three more runs in the fourth on its way to a 6-3 victory over the Cuyuna Range Miners in Victory League amateur baseball Sunday.
Kids' night brings back memories for Strand
BARROWS - Twice a year, kids who attend the races at North Central Speedway get a chance to take over the track and meet their favorite drivers.
Lightning blank Bulldogs
PIERZ - Aaron Jenkins went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer to spark the Lakes Area Lightning to an 8-0 victory over the Pierz Bulldogs in an amateur baseball exhibition game Sunday.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs with around 80 to around 90.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly sunny. Scattered thunderstorms in the south early
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Clear to partly cloudy. A slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms far northwest. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated morning thunderstorms east and a
Weather drawing by Sophie Stubbs of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly cloudy. Becoming breezy central and east. A chance of afternoon thunderstorms west. Highs from the upper 80s to the mid 90s.
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